North County Update

Arlington: Free film for kids at Olympic

“The Smurfs” is this year’s free movie for kids at the Olympic Theater in downtown Arlington.

Offered by the city of Arlington, an anonymous donor and the theater, the annual winter break movie usually packs in crowds.

Show times are 1 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday at the theater, 107 N. Olympic Ave.

More info: 360-403-3448

Trafton School offers Christmas Eve event

A community Christmas Eve celebration at Trafton School Community Center is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the center, 12616 Jim Creek Road.

Music, caroling and refreshments are planned and Gary Ray of Oso Community Chapel plans to read the Christmas story from the gospel of Luke.

More info: 360-435-8027

Lake Stevens: Toxic algae warning

The city of Lake Stevens announced Wednesday that blue green algae blooms are in the county’s largest lake.

The blooms are potentially toxic to humans and pets if ingested. Signs have been posted at Lake Stevens and city officials distributed fliers to lakefront residents.

More info: www.lakes.surface or contact Yosh Monzaki at 425-212-3313 or ymonzaki

Stanwood: Library offers help for e-books

The Stanwood Library is offering several programs after Christmas for people who want assistance downloading free e-books, audiobooks and music from Sno-Isle Libraries to their e-readers.

The library plans to offer five drop-in sessions focused on helping people download e-books through the Sno-Isle Libraries website.

The drop-in sessions are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 27, 28, and 29, and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 4 and 5.

Library staff plan to be on hand to help people learn about the library’s downloadable collection and offer support in setting up their e-readers. Please bring your device and if you have one, a laptop, to the session that you attend. A Sno-Isle Libraries card is needed to download books and other items.

Then on Jan. 10, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., librarian Mark Burnett plans to offer the two-hour class, “Librarians as Information Guides: Downloading e-books at Your Library.”

Space is limited and registration is required. The class is funded by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

The Stanwood Library librarians also are happy to help people thinking of purchasing digital devices by assisting them with access to consumer information resources, such as Consumer Reports.

To register or for more information, call 360-629-3132 or go to and click on Events &Programs.

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